Qing Yang (Ching), Ph.D. resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was born and raised in China. Graduate work in molecular biology brought her to the United States of America. Her passion in photography and writing encouraged and enabled her to become a freelance photographer and writer in recent years. A number of her photographs have won contests arranging from local to national level competition (both in the US and in China); many of her photographs have been published in magazines (including a front cover photo and a back cover photo) and two books (with hundreds of photos); a dozen of her photographs have been sold in local art show. Since she is an avid hiker who loves nature, her main focus is outdoor photography including landscapes, flowers and animals. Such love and passion for natural beauty clearly convey and reflect in her pictures.